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Biden on DNC Hack: 'Totally Consistent With Who Putin Is'
Russian officials say story was planted to exploit fear in American electorate

Vice President Joe Biden said the DNC hack fit the "modus agendi" of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government. (Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian officials dismiss the suggestion that the Kremlin hacked Democratic Party emails as a "maniacal" ploy to exploit fear of Russia and gain traction in the presidential election, although they do not specify who they think had planted the story.  

"This is not breaking new ground," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters  Tuesday when asked about the leaked emails, according to a Reuters report. "This is an old trick which is being played again."